Skip to comments.Harvard: Just 6 in 10 Millennials have jobs, half are part-time
Posted on 02/07/2013 2:19:52 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
A comprehensive new Harvard University report on Americans under 30, the so-called Millennials, shows that the economy is having a crushing impact, with just 62 percent working, and of those, half are toiling at part-time jobs.
The report, released by Harvard's Institute of Politics, paints a depressing economic portrait of young Americans, many of whom are stuck with huge college tuition bills and little chance of finding a high-paying job......
Contrary to common media wisdom, most younger Americans did not vote in the last election. Of the 46 million Millennials, just half voted. "Although turnout was higher than it was in 1996 and 2000, it was right back to where it has been consistently from 1976-1992," said The report compiled by the National Conference on Citizenship, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University's Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Harvard University's Institute of Politics, and Mobilize.org.
Another blow to conventional wisdom: Younger Americans interact less than their baby boomer parents, apparently choosing Facebook over facetime. "Conventional group membership, attendance at meetings, working with neighbors, trusting other people, reading the news, union membership and religious participation are all down for young people since the 1970s," said The report provided to Secrets.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
-- 59.2 percent are white; 19.9 percent are Hispanic; 13.5 percent are black; 5.1 percent are Asian; .7 percent are Native American; and 1.5 percent are multiracial or "other."
-- 27.3 percent have immigrant backgrounds.
-- Less than 20 percent aged 18-24 percent are married. Of those 25-29, slightly more than 40 percent are married, but that is down 80 percent from 1960.
-- Just 1.6 percent are military veterans.
-- The biggest group, 36.5 percent, live in the South, and typically in the suburbs.
Damn that Bush!
Hopefully the tax hikes will fix this....
Bright, eagerand unwanted. .....
What a colossal waste.
40% still at mom and dads? No need for a job?
I bet they overwhelmingly voted for The One.
Eager? Yeah, for a job that pays way more than they’re worth right out of college, and most won’t consider food service or stockboy or any of the things that put food on the table while LOOKING for a better job.
One daughter with a degree working full time at a job that’s barely in her field, but learning, getting paid and with benefits.
A niece with a degree who’s working part time as a nanny and looking for a job in entertainment marketing (eyeroll).
A 26 year old nephew who couldn’t possibly move out of his parents’ house and get an apartment because “I’m moving back to LA in a little while to pursue my screenwriting (non)career”. And working 20 hrs a week as a barista.
I’ll take my kid’s gumption and work ethic over most of her contemporaries.
You are so superior to others of your generation. I’ll get you clams and that French white wine that tastes like rocks and waterfalls next time you visit. And another gun.
>>> I bet they overwhelmingly voted for The One.
Of course they are.
They are still young and ‘didn’t know better’, as a lot of us might admit ourselves.
Who came up with the bane “millennials”? It’s slightly better than the insulting “generation x,” but nevertheless confusing. My instinct is to think of them having been born in this millennium. But that’d mean they couldn’t be mote than 12, and though 12 year olds can work we don’t usually expect them to.
Most of these kids have received a full dose of “progressive” education from k thru undergrad or higher.
They are likely to be more concerned about “social justice”, “gay rights” and “climate change” than economic sustenance.
Pelosi and her ilk would call this success, with ObamaCare and the welfare state they can work part time or they can be artists and not have to work and just paint or whatever.
For a little context I graduated high school in 2000, which means most all of my adult life occurred in this millennium. Technically they count it from 2001, right? Anyway, my parents were born in 47 and 51, respectively, to “greatest generation” parents. By definition I am gen x. But for some off reason I fall into this wacky new “millennial” category. I seem to remember talk about a “generation y” after gen x, but that’s mysteriously disappeared.
All I’m saying, I guess, is that MSM infotainment outlets are sociologically confused. Can’t they just talk about “the youth” or “twentysomethings”? We’ll follow without the cutesy nicknames.
Didn’t some one coined the ‘Funmployment’ or something like that? They get to do what their hearts desired, struggling artists or such.
Till age 26, (ObamaCare). Not a care in the world (on the surface).
HAHAHHAHAHHAHH....it’s what the STUPID TWERPS GET FOR VOTING DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE!!!
Actually, a majority of the WHITE ones, voted for Romney.
"Others" voted overwhelmingly for Zero.
Tax hikes will definitely help.
Let’s lower the import tariffs lower too. They’re still at 1%. That’s got to be a drag on the economy. Another 1% has got to create some more import jobs. Perhaps we should subsidize imports.
We’re not adopting cheaper goods from overseas fast enough. We should penalize our manufacturing companies so people will buy overseas and reduce our costs.
We could solve much of our budget problems by outsourcing all government operations to China. And medical care too. If our Doctor’s knew how to prescribe ground Rhino horn, we’d be so much better off.
That and we just need more workers. All this talk about border control and immigration is discouraging foreigners from coming here.
This site shows it.. 18-29 yr Old White voters went 51% for Romney.
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